Now a 15 Minute Drama on Radio 4. From the author of 'Freedom', a
panoramic vision of America at the beginning of the 21st century,
seen through the turbulent lives of the Lambert family. The
Corrections is now seen by many as one of the greatest American
novels of the last decade. After fifty years as a wife and mother,
Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately her husband,
Alfred, is losing his sanity, and their children have long since
fled for the catastrophes of their own lives. As Alfred's condition
worsens and the Lamberts are forced to face their secrets and
failures, Enid sets her heart on one last family Christmas.
Bringing the old world of civic virtue and sexual inhibition into
violent collision with the era of hands-off parenting,
do-it-yourself mental healthcare and globalised greed, 'The
Corrections' confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of the most brilliant
interpreters of the American soul.